Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
Skepticism? Yes, but a saint is a skeptic once in twenty-four hours.
They (the days) come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant...
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to...
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is...
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood; and if there is any truth...
Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views...
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass...
The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.
Self-trust is the essence of heroism
The years teach much which the days never know.
How painful to give a gift to any person of sensibility, or of equality! It...
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer,...